Individuals who have suffered from bedsores are forced to face many hardships. Bedsores can cause patients immense pain, further illnesses, and can prove fatal in some cases. Furthermore, bedsores can place an unnecessary financial burden on patients and their families. Treating bedsores can be costly, and the ensuing medical bills may not be covered by insurance. Many of the hardships placed on patients by bedsores could have been avoided had the attending medical professional acted in a responsible manner.
As a result, patients who have suffered from bedsores may be able to recover compensation for any damages they suffered by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., our New York medical negligence lawyers understand the difficulties that patients who have suffered from bedsores face. We are committed to doing anything we can to help ease the financial burden created by a medical professional's negligence.
If you or someone you love have suffered bedsores while under the care of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation. To see if you have grounds for a lawsuit, call 212.406.1700 or contact us online for a free consultation.Have You Been a Victim of Hospital or Nursing Home Neglect?
Patients who have suffered bedsores may be eligible to receive compensation if their injuries were suffered while under the care of a medical professional. In order to have grounds for a lawsuit, the injured patients must be able to prove that the medical professionals attending to them failed to perform the basic functions of their job. Furthermore, they must be able to prove that the medical professional's negligence was the cause of their bedsores. Additionally, the patient must have suffered either economic or non-economic damages to have grounds for a lawsuit.
Patients who have suffered bedsores due to the following may have grounds for a claim:
- The medical professionals failed to regularly change the position of the immobile patient
- The medical professionals failed to regularly change adult diapers
- The patient was often left dehydrated
- The patient was not regularly fed
- The medical facility failed to provide a pressure relieving mattress, resulting in persistent pressure being placed on some part of the patient's body
While bedsores are typically suffered by elderly individuals, younger patients may still be at risk. Anyone who has been immobile for a lengthy period of time can suffer bedsores.If You Have Suffered from Bedsores, Call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
To ensure they are eligible to receive the compensation they may deserve, patients who have suffered from bedsores while undergoing care in a medical facility should contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Patients who wait too long to hire an attorney and file a lawsuit may come into conflict with the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a law that specifies the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit following an incident.
Failure to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires can result in injured patients being forever barred from receiving compensation for the damages they suffered. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our personal injury lawyers are committed to pursuing maximum compensation for patients who have suffered bedsores due to a medical professional's negligence. As a result, we investigate and file all of our clients' claims in a timely manner.
Have you suffered bedsores while under a doctor or nurse's care at a medical facility? If so, Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free review of your legal options. Fill out our case review form or call 212.406.1700 to schedule your free consultation.